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DeMar DeRozan returns and leads the Spurs just past the Pelicans

DmDr notched a double-double, reminding the NBA of his value to the Spurs.

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs were once again short-handed but managed to get the victory over the New Orleans Pelicans behind their veterans, DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge, plus strong games from Dejounte Murray and Lonnie Walker IV.

DeMar DeRozan’s first game since February 14 was nothing short of brilliantly efficient. DeRozan led all players with 32 points, dished out 11 assists, and made 10 of 12 free throws:

LaMarcus Aldridge came off the bench for the second game in a row and poured in 21 points on just 10 shots, making all 10 of his free throw attempts:

Another swipe and another fantastic assist from Murray to Walker:

Yet another swipe for another phenomenal finish by Dejounte Murray (how could we ever get tired of seeing these?):

Oh Mama indeed! Lonnie Walker can really sky for the sweet jam. No dribbling required.

Jakob Poeltl went dunking off of DeRozan’s 11th dime of the night:

Not all close games have to be so suspenseful. Fortunately, the Spurs went for full flair points with this fantastic find from Patty Mills to Derozan for the game-capping dunk:

Last but never least, the full game highlights:

Next up, the Spurs stay put for their second of four games at home to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, March 1, 2021.